Coach Hernán Crespo expressed his sadness after losing to Al Sailiya this evening and being knocked-off the Amir Cup, and the coach said in the post-match press conference that took place after the end of the match: It is difficult to speak now after the loss we suffered and our exit from the Amir Cup, and we had many opportunities, which we did not exploit and this led us to lose.
Crespo said: We played three times versus Al Sailiya in the league and in the Amir Cup, and each time the match was difficult, and our team deserved to win after all the opportunities they had during the match, but we lost on penalties, which is merciless and does not guarantee victory.
Crespo continued: We respect all the clubs we face, and we respected Al Sailiya in today’s match, and we will try to return again and focus on the rest of the matches that await us in the league. I am proud of the performance of the players today and everyone put their best efforts.
The coach concluded: We now have matches versus Al Gharafa and Al Rayyan, and they will be difficult confrontations, and we will prepare for them. We play every 3 days, and the players spend great physical effort, and we will try to focus on the upcoming matches in order to maintain our progress in the league.